New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday took a dig at the Congress after fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya re-posted a tweet of Rahul Gandhi, terming it as support of a "maha thug" (big cheat) for a 'maha gathbandhan' (grand alliance).
BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni said Mallya had always enjoyed good relations with the Congress and his retweet only brought it into the open.
"After all, Mallya received all the money during the Congress rule," he alleged. ""The 'maha thug' has supported the 'maha gathbandhan'," Baluni added.
BJP's Sambit Patra also took a dig at Rahul.
Rahul Gandhi has tweeted against PM Narendra Modi which was retweeted by the biggest defaulter of banks Vijay Mallya. It's astonishing. The question that we all would like to ask Rahul Gandhi is 'why Mr Mallya is endorsing you?': Sambit Patra, BJP pic.twitter.com/FhIkWVkZmi
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2018
Earlier, Mallya, who has defaulted on bank loans running into thousands of crores, re-posted a tweet of the Congress chief, who denounced the Modi government over its black money claims and promises. "2014, HE (Modi) said: I will bring back all the "BLACK" money in Swiss Banks & put 15 Lakhs in each Indian bank A/C. 2016, HE said: Demonetisation will cure India of "BLACK" money. 2018, HE says: 50% jump in Swiss Bank deposits by Indians, is "WHITE" money. No "BLACK" in Swiss Banks!" Gandhi had tweeted.